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Branch 92 hosts 90th New Year's Day Levee in Gananoque BY MONICA MROZ
It was a day of good cheer, thanks and congratulations to several individuals in the Gananoque community. Branch 92 of the Royal Canadian Legion hosted a New Year's Day Levee on Sunday, Jan. 1 as the platform to acknowledge those who have contributed to the progress and well being of the area. The 90th annual levee also provided a stage for local dignitaries to look ahead to 2017. Retired Gananoque family physician, Dr. William Delaney, was named the Legion's 2016 Honouree of the Year. The local branch began the tradition of annually recognizing a driver of community work on New Year's Day in 1976. From the time Dr. Delaney hung out his shingle on Pine Street East in 1968, he has been a dynamic force in numerous community events, including through churches, the Rotary club, minor hockey and live theatre. In his introduction of Dr. Delaney, Rev. Ken Van Allen noted the doctor's accomplishments involved church
fundraisers, assistance with the summertime Rib Fest event and involvement in the creation of the Thousand Islands Playhouse. "Early mornings and weekends he could be found tending to various injuries and the odd bruised ego" on the ice hockey rink, Van Allen added. Additionally, Dr. Delaney was a leader in the Rotary club becoming a host of a student exchange program that saw students from across the globe visit Gananoque, establishing life-long connections to the area. "There were years the Delaney homestead resembled a lively pavilion from Expo '67," Van Allen commented. Dr. Delaney was also a driver of the Easter Seals society, providing support for children with physical and mental disabilities. "His words are thoughtful and wise, and his actions purposeful and gentle," Van Allen stated of Dr. Delaney. Dr. Delaney said it is vital to contribute to community improvement projects. The personal feeling of having achieved a goal and helping others
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Gananoque Legion President Cliff Weir pins a medal on John Robertson, marking his 50 years of service to the branch, as member Charlie Burridge looks on during the New Year’s Day Levee on Jan. 1, 2017.
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Janet Gaylord was the recipient of the annual Legionnaire of the Year award for her volunteer executive committee work, including support for veterans, elderly and youth. She has been the organizer for the Legion’s poster, essay, public speaking and poetry contests through schools, and was instrumental in fund raising for a war memorial at Thousand Islands Elementary School in Lansdowne. She is now working to complete a veterans’ garden at the site. Gaylord also completes the legion’s monthly newsletter. Paul Doornbos of Thornbusch Landscaping in Lansdowne was recognized for his work on the town’s war memorial. His donation of $6,000 is labour costs allowed the branch to make the monument more distinctive and accessible to the public, noted Le-
gion Secretary-Treasurer Bill Beswetherick. The 2016 facelift marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, in which the town lost 17 residents, Beswetherick added. Neil McCarney of Gananoque Boat Lines was acknowledged for his $3,000 donation to the $16,000 cenotaph upgrade project. President of the local branch for nearly 10 years, Cliff Weir was awarded a special Legion medal that acknowledges his years of fundraising projects for improvement of the operation of the branch. A 50-year pin was awarded to Legion member John Robertson who, along with Weir and Carl Duff, has raised more than $90,000 for the branch’s building fund. Extending best wishes for the new year at the event were Gananoque Mayor Erika Demchuk, Leeds and the Thousand Islands Mayor Joe Baptista,
Leeds-Grenville - Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MP Gord Brown and Leeds-Grenville MPP Steve Clark. Demchuk pointed to an exciting year ahead for Gananoque, noting such projects as the plan to lure additional high-tech businesses to the town on the heels of Big River Technologies last year. She also noted the much-needed town hall addition to enhance the existing structure will begin in September. Baptista said 2017 will be one of renewal and celebration that will involve dealing with a comprehensive action list from the strategic plan, and for rehabilitating, fixing and replacing infrastructure. The new year will be a time to make key decisions and “get shovels in the ground,” he said. Leeds and the Thousand Islands is “ready for investment,” Baptista commented at the levee.
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Bridge-loving Hugh Palmer found that an appointment with Miracle-Ear did the trick when it came to dealing with his loss of hearing When my wife and I moved a few years ago, we didn’t know anybody in the area. We quickly met locals through our bridge club. Bridge is the ideal game because it gets you away from the television and into the community to meet people and make friends. It is also good for the hard of hearing because it is so visual. Mentally, it keeps the brain going with all the rules, calculations and systems. There are so many things to think about and that’s why it’s so challenging. It’s unique in that respect. Bridge is very social and in that respect my new Miracle-Ear hearing aids have been an enormous help, allowing me to enjoy the laughter and conversation at the table. My other lifelong passion has been tennis and it was during an indoor tennis training session that I first noticed my hearing was not quite right. There were about 15 people in the class but I was the only one who had to go right up to the coach to hear his instructions. It was embarrassing and I had to rely on others in the group to interpret what he was saying for me. In hindsight, I recognize that my hearing had been gradually deteriorating over the years. It was particularly noticeable during my monthly get-togethers with fellow ex-Round Table members at a local pub. They could be a noisy bunch and I often missed what was being said because of the background noise. I went into a nearby sports store one day to buy some tennis balls. There was a MiracleEar shop a few doors along the road from the sports store. The major decision was for me to walk in through the door. My confidence in Miracle-Ear was strengthened when I learned that it had access to hearing aids from many manufacturers. The Registered Hearing Instrument Specialist explained to me that the latest hearing aids were not only discreet, but give 360-degree hearing.
Hearing loss creeps up slowly. Listening requires the brain to process all the dialects and frequencies, and for me, the consonants kept dropping out. When Miracle-Ear did my first hearing test, I was asked if the problem was worse in one ear than the other. The follow-up visit revealed similar levels of deterioration in both ears. It’s important to explain your hearing problems to the hearing instrument specialist in exact detail and I was pleasantly surprised that what I heard through the earpiece could be improved through tiny adjustments to the device. Indeed, my current hearing aids have a nifty remote control that has various settings for blocking out background noise from human chatter and road sounds. My wife and I enjoy classical music, so listening to a live concert in full surround sound enhances the experience. The service from Miracle-Ear was exceptional. It operates a customer-friendly, open-door policy, and the helpful staff often deals with problems on the spot. These days, my wife jokes that she doesn’t talk to me until I’ve got my Miracle-Ear hearing aids switched on. Joking aside, though, the biggest change they have made is to my confidence. I would recommend anybody to get their hearing tested. I don’t understand why more people don’t go.
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Heart rallies planned for Brockville, Gananoque as the drive approaches The Heart and Stroke Foundation is getting pumped about its upcoming campaign in Leeds and Grenville. Scheduled heart rallies in three communities will help kick off the Heart Month campaign as well as encourage and support the nearly 2,000 volunteers who will assist in the goal of raising $225,000 in the region. "We are super excited to get it going," said Heart and Stroke Foundation Area Co-ordinator Ashley Manwell of the February campaign. Nationally, the campaign goal is $10 million; last year, $192,000 was raised in this service area, which covers the counties of Leeds and Grenville, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, and Prescott-Russell. Of the 1,875 volunteers in those counties, 78 per cent are from Leeds-Grenville, the largest geographic area in the zone. All canvassers, volunteers and the public are invited to join in the hour-long heart rallies, which will feature motivating talks by heart and stroke survivors. The first rally takes place in Kemptville at the public library on Monday, Jan. 16, to be followed by one at the Brockville Country Club on Tuesday, Jan. 17 and another at the Gananoque branch of the Royal Canadian Legion on Jan. 18. All events run from 7 to 8 p.m. Part of the mandate of the Heart and Stroke Foundation is that all money raised locally
stays within the service area through the placement of defibrillators in public areas, such as schools, arenas, malls and libraries. Manwell said local funds are also used to fund research and for presentations to increase knowledge and awareness of heart disease, as well as promote prevention and share live-saving health information. Local dignitaries have been invited to attend the rallies, and municipal councils will be asked to read proclamations that February is Heart Month, Manwell added. Also during Heart Month, the public can purchase a donation-based paper heart at numerous local businesses in honour of someone who has been affected by heart attack or stroke. Individuals or organizations are encouraged to create their own fundraisers as well. Manwell suggested bake sales, curling bonspiels or hockey tournaments as possible ideas. "The sky is the limit," she said of potential Heart Month drives. There are still opportunities to become a canvasser. Anyone interested in volunteering or organizing a fundraiser is encouraged to attend a heart rally. Alternatively, contact Manwell at the area Heart and Stroke Foundation office at 613-938-8933, or email email@example.com. A Canadian dies from heart disease or stroke every seven minutes. For more information or to make an online donation, visit heartandstroke.ca.
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Volunteers are the backbone of most nonprofit organizations who make things happen, and the Friends of the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area (MJWA) are some of the most dedicated in the Brockville area. For 20 years, the group of like-minded people has preserved, protected and promoted this 532 hectares of wetland, field and forest, under the guidance of the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority (CRCA). Located north of Brockville and east of Tincap just off County Road 29, with entrance from Debruge Road, this wildlife area has many activities throughout the year, as well as special projects. "The Friends of the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area is involved with fundraising, trail and property maintenance, cutting firewood, hosting special events and helping with the tree nursery that is on the property," said Treasurer Doug Mather. "Stefan Forester, CRCA supervisor, coordinates the work bees with the friends." Fundraising activities that the friends have undertaken are the annual fall festival, winter fun day and the tree sale at Centennial Road parking lot. Hosting these events, volunteers man the canteen and the warming shed and rent snowshoes to visitors. The friends have built benches and markers for the trails, a skating warming shed, docks, the storage shed for the tree nursery and two fire pits. Plus, they continue to maintain the 11 kilometres of trails and ice skating on the pond. Special events have included the Senior Games of 2007 and 2009 cross country skiing,
the completion of flora and fauna inventory, bio blitz, the introduction of the trumpeter swans, Max and Milli, as well as the outdoor movie nights and salamander man. For the 20th anniversary, the friends upgraded the accessible trail. Mac Johnson Wildlife Area is open to the public to walk, ski or snowshoe the trails, go bird watching, wildlife viewing, take photographs, picnic, skate on the pond, kayak, canoe, fish on the reservoir or rent the nature centre for family gatherings by calling Forester at 613-345-1990. As Mather indicated, anyone interested in the outdoors is very welcome to come to the work bees, meetings or become a friend. Currently, weather dependent, skating on the MJWA natural ice rink, on Saturdays, for January and February, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., is
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The City of Brockville and the Brockville Rifles received residents for the New Year’s Day Levee at the Lighthouse Theatre in the Aquatarium on Jan. 1. With no admission to the Aquatarium, many families took advantage of this along with the traditional levee. From left are Aquatarium Executive Director Bill Rogerson, Brockville Rifles Honorary Lt.-Col. Richard Garber, Master Warrant officer Robert Gagnon, Commanding Officer Lt.-Col. Paul d’Orsonnens, Brockville Mayor David Henderson and councillors Mike Kalivas, David LeSueur and Tom Blanchard. every decision the way you want it to go. It's a majority decision. The decision that best reflects the majority; that's where we are moving to. We are committed to growth, and we are committed to reinvestment." Other projects mentioned were the Brock Trail, Canada's oldest Railway Tunnel phase one opening, the latest northwest industrial park development and discussions relative to the OPP costing model. There's also Canada's 150th anniversary celebration. "To do all those things and to invest money in the things that are important to us, that make us a better community and attracts more people in, so we have to control cost," added Henderson. "We have to make sure we do things efficiently." Henderson believes that the OPP costing proposal will be available in January and will go to an independent accounting firm for an analysis, as well as to city staff for their input. "We will have a public meeting for feedback from residents, people who live in the city, pay taxes," said Henderson. "The feedback to us is to say, do they think that savings is worth it or not?" Royal Canadian Legion Branch 96 also hosted a levee in conjunction with the Rifles on Jan. 1. Happy New Year!
The public streamed into the Lighthouse Theatre at the Aquatarium (free admission) on Sunday, Jan. 1 for the 2017 New Year's Day Levee hosted by the City of Brockville with the Brockville Rifles. Brockville Mayor David Henderson welcomed all and spoke about the importance that the levee provides to citizens; the opportunity to meet council members, share their views and, in this case, see the fish and otters. Along with Henderson were city councillors Mike Kalivas, David LeSueur, Tom Blanchard and regrets by Jeff Earle, whose father had passed away. "Ladies and gentlemen, we will have two people speak before I do," said Henderson. "First and foremost is the commanding officer of the Brockville Rifles, Lt.-Col. Paul d'Orsonnens." D'Orsonnens thanked the public and made reference to the Aquatarium's displays, the many volunteers and how interactive the exhibits are. "A couple of words about the Brockville Rifles," said d'Orsonnens. "We are investing heavily in the infrastructure (the Armouries), ensuring it will be modernized and up to the building code." He spoke about recruit training in the summer, in the Brockville area, concurrently with Kingston and Cornwall, and hope to attract more interest. "You will see even more of our presence in the community and thank you especially for your support of the Brockville Rifles," indicated d'Orsonnens. Following d'Orsonnens, Aquatarium Executive Director Bill Rogerson spoke about the facility, the volunteers, capital campaign and what led up to the opening of this educational discovery centre. "I'm so happy and proud to be here today to talk about what can only be described as a remarkable first 10 months," stated Rogerson. "We have blown away initial projections (in attendance) which targeted about 40,000 people to visit the Aquatarium. Over 75,000 have visited, which can only be considered a huge success in this first year. I hear that hotel occupancy was up over 14 per cent and that revenue for those hotel rooms, for the first nine months, was up over 30 per cent. I hear nothing but good news stories from restaurant owners, downtown as well as uptown." He also spoke about the volunteers and their dedication in presenting the various Aquatarium features to the public. Without their assistance, the Aquatarium could not operate. Rogerson indicated that more are needed for the Aquatarium's future. He urged those present to spread the word that the Aquatarium would like more volunteers. Lastly, Henderson spoke about city council's tasks and the various projects coming to fruition in 2017. "The council is committed to saving costs, reinvesting money in this community to make sure we have a diversified local economy, so we can grow and make opportunities," explained Henderson. "That's what we were committed to. We are doing that, and it doesn't always translate to
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There were plenty happy smiles to go around at the New Year’s Day Levee at Royal Canadian Legion Fort Wellington Branch 97 in Prescott. Among those celebrating the beginning of 2017 are, from left, Blair MacLeod, Ann Farmer and Neil McLaren. Prescott Councillor Ray Young extended
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Ever wonder why police services keep issuing reminders or advisories to the public about adjusting their driving to match weather and road conditions? Even though it might appear to be a so-called no-brainer and just common sense, it appears that some of us do not heed the warnings and end up causing problems for ourselves. Not every collision or traffic-related incident during the winter season is caused by weather and road conditions, but the police keep telling us that a high percentage is as a direct or indirect result of someone whose speed was excessive when factoring in the elements such as snow, ice and reduced visibility. Not having good tires that are better equipped to handle the conditions could be a problem at this time of year; then again, being overconfident as a result of having snow tires or a vehicle that is better equipped than others could also become an issue when conditions deteriorate and extra braking distance is needed in order to avoid a collision. By the way, having all of that good stuff on board might not matter if you don't make enough of an effort to clear ice and snow from the vehicle before departing. And having brand new snow tires or a vehicle with special features that makes winter driving less of a challenge might not be of much value when the person behind the wheel is distracted. Many of us - including this scribe - can do a better job of avoiding the urge to look down or over to see who just sent a text message, or to reach for a CD or snack. Distracted driving can be even more dangerous when road conditions make it more challenging to stop quickly or get back into the correct lane after the vehicle starts to drift. Most of us are aware of these hazards, but being reminded by the officers who respond to collision calls still serves a useful purpose.
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pieces of machinery, wiped the toes of his Sunday shoes, and polished his pipe. My sister Audrey and I had what we called school hankies, which were plain white squares, and then we had one special one which we took to church on Sundays. A plain white hankie held every cent I owned. This is where young girls tied the few pennies they had into a corner of the hankie, and of course, it was tucked away for safe keeping, out of sight in case a brother decided to help himself to a penny or two. That day in school, when I let my mind wander, I thought too of Mother and her hankies. She had several fancy hankies, one of which she always carried in her purse. And before going into town, or to visit, she took her bottle of "Evening In Paris" cologne, and gave the hankie a good dash so that every time she opened her purse, she smelled like the perfume counter at Ritza's Drug Store in Renfrew. Of course, these hankies were never used for their original DISTRIBUTION: Richard Squires, 613-498-0305 RECEPTIONIST Debra Lawless CLASSIFIEDS/REGIONAL ROUNDUP: Fax: 613-283-5909 Phone: 1-800-267-7936 Judy Michaelis firstname.lastname@example.org Cheryl Code
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purpose... no, that was when the square patch of white linen came into use. It was Aunt Lizzie from Regina whose hankies gave me the most interest. Of course, her's were of the finest linen, and not one was just a plain hankie. They were edged in lace, were bigger than the one's Mother had, and were as white as the driven snow, and many had fine coloured embroidery on the corners. But it was what she did with them that interested me more. Aunt Lizzie was what Mother called "well endowed" which took me ages to figure out. She too kept her hankies well sprinkled with toilet water. Which meant you always knew where she was. Even if she walked by the back of your chair, you caught the scent of the toilet water. Lacking a place to put her hankie if she wasn't going anywhere in particular, she would plunge it down the front of her dress into goodness knows where. And when she needed it, she wasn't the least bit embarrassed to reach in, grab email@example.com ADVERTISING: Connie Seguin David Fox Shawn Ogilvie Advertising Sales Manager: Wayne Thornhill Managing Editor Marla Dowdall Editor Tim Ruhnke 613-498-0305 THE DEADLINE FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING IS FRIDAY 4:30 PM
it out, use it, and cram it back into the cavity from where it came. There was a lot to think about when it came to hankies. And so that day after Christmas, when Miss Crosby had my present tucked into the sleeve of her dress, I hoped that she would do something to show that she liked what I had given her at the Christmas concert. And then, just before school was let out at the end of the day, she pulled the hankie out of her sleeve, gently patted the end of her nose, looked down at the 18 of us waiting to be dismissed, and her eyes rested on me and a faint smile came to her lips. And then she tucked the hankie back into her sleeve. That was all I needed. Interested in an electronic version of Mary's books? Go to https://www.smashwords.com and type MaryRCook for e-book purchase details, or if you would like a hard copy, please contact Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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New Year’s Day Levee in Brockville A joint New Year’s Day Levee was hosted at the Royal Canadian Legion Brockville Branch #96 by Legion members and members of the Brockville Rifles on Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017. Refreshments were served, with entertainment provided by Terry Hoffman and Tim Hallman. This was the first time that the Brockville Rifles have not used the Armouries for a levee; that facility is currently under renovations. Doreen Barnes/Metroland
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Cap-and-trade cash grab will make life harder Dear Editor: Ontarians work hard every single day but just can't seem to get ahead. Every single month seems to be more of a challenge to make ends meet, as the Wynne Liberals nickel and dime every step of the way. Our province is already home to some of the highest hydro bills in North America, and exorbitant Liberal taxes and fees never seem to stop going up. Ontarians are begging for relief, but instead of looking for ways to make life more affordable, Premier Kathleen Wynne has decided to slap down a new cap-and-trade scheme that will make life even more expensive. Effective Jan. 1, the Wynne Liberals' cap-andtrade cash grab will jack up Ontario families' home heating costs by as much as $13.54 month, and increase the price of gas at the pump by 4.3 cents a litre. Everything from groceries to clothing will become more expensive as a result of
this new scheme. The Wynne Liberals' new cash grab is expected to take more than $8 billion over the next four years so that they can waste it on whatever they dream up next, while doing next to nothing to reduce emissions here in Ontario. Instead of creating a complicated cap-andtrade system, the Liberal government should have taken measures to credibly reduce emissions and fight climate change while putting money back into the pockets of Ontarians, not taking even more out. Life is harder under Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government, and in 2017 it's only going to get worse. It's time for a government that understands the challenges every day families face and will treat taxpayers with respect. Patrick Brown Ontario PC Leader
Gas price increase hits rural Ontario hard says MPP Steve Clark Residents of Leeds-Grenville will be reminded of the provincial government when they fill up, according to MPP Steve Clark. The cap-and-trade system that went into effect in Ontario on Jan. 1 is leading to higher prices for gasoline. The province is claiming that the average price hike associated with the socalled carbon tax will be 4.3 cents a litre. "The price of all commercial goods, including food and clothing, will rise as higher transportation costs are inevitably passed on to consumers," Clark states in a release issued on Tuesday, Jan. 3. "The government's cap-and-trade scheme amounts to a tax on everything," the Progressive
Conservative MPP added. Families in rural Ontario will be hit particularly hard by higher gas prices, according to Clark. "Residents of Leeds-Grenville rely on their vehicles to get to work every day - they don;t have the option of taking the bus or subway," he says. "A family vehicle isn't a luxury in rural Ontario; it's a necessity." The new cap-and-trade program is intended to reward participating businesses that reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. So-called capped emitters include fuel suppliers, electricity importers and natural gas distributors.
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Rideau Lakes Township reduces size of council and number of wards Changes are in store for Rideau Lakes. Township council voted on Tuesday, Jan. 3 to merge North Crosby and Newboro, two of the existing five wards in the municipality. Council also agreed to reduce its composition. The size will decrease from 10 to nine, with there being two councillors being elected in each of the four wards. The mayor will continue to be elected
at large. The merged ward has been named North Crosby-Newboro. The remaining three wards are Bastard & South Burgess, South Elmsley and South Crosby. The current ward of North Crosby has two councillors, and there is one representing Newboro. The changes, which are subject to a 45-day Ontario Municipal Board
Bowl for Big Brothers Big Sisters in Brockville, Kemptville, Elgin Get involved in the 2017 Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake. The annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville will take place at the Elgin Bowling Lanes and Kemptville Bowling on Saturday, Feb. 25 and at the Brockville Bowling Centre on Sunday, Feb. 26. Teams of five will collect pledges and then hit the lanes and have fun while supporting local mentoring programs for youngsters. Participants can indicate their preferred location and time; games are about an hour long. Each member of teams that sign up before the end of Feb. 3 will be entered into an early bird draw. The deadline to register is Feb. 20. Visit http://biggerevents.ca/registerto-bowl.php The Kemptville and Elgin locations offer five-pin bowling; Brockville has 10-pin bowling.
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ous attempts were made to adjust the structures. Five options were identified as part of the Rideau Lakes review process in 2016. "While all five options presented to council had benefits and drawbacks, the option selected will allow council to continue to advance a progressive
agenda for the benefit of all residents," Mayor Ron Holman stated. "It has been a long and worthwhile journey to come to this decision," he added in a release issued by the township on Wednesday, Jan. 4. "The community provided great insight to help lead the conversation."
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MOVIE: Passengers STARRING: Chris Pratt, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Sheen and Lawrence Fishburne DIRECTOR: MARK HASKINS Morten Tyldum RATING: PG In the distant future Earth is overcrowded, overpriced and over-rated. Fortunately through the Homestead Company you can travel in suspended animation on one of their fail-safe interstellar ships to a brand new world. Once you're 'asleep' in their pods your 120-year journey will seem like a night's sleep. At least that's what the brochure said. For Jim Preston (Chris Pratt), who's been woken up 90 years too soon, the reality is something else. A fluke meteor strike caused a ship malfunction which in turn caused Jim's pod to wake him up. Now he's alone on an interstellar cruise ship with no way to get back into stasis. Jim spends the next year with no one to talk to except an android bartender named Arthur (Michael Sheen). At first he's okay. Jim attempts to make the best of it, but as the year goes on the loneliness weighs heavily. It's at his darkest point he sees Aurora (Jennifer Lawrence) asleep in her pod. It's fair to say that Jim's sanity is questionable, but none-the-less he falls in love with Aurora. He struggles with what to do. He knows waking her is wrong, but the temptation to have someone with him is great. Ultimately he gives in and wakes Aurora letting her believe it was another malfunction. The next year is a whirlwind romance as Jim and Aurora adjust to their new situation. It's almost perfect until Aurora learns the truth. She barely has time to really hate him when crew member Gus Mancuso (Lawrence Fishburne) is woken up. His pod also malfunctioned, but it's more than just his pod. The whole system is about to crash. What's worse, Gus is dying leaving it up to Jim and Aurora to find the problem and fix it before the ship explodes. Passengers is a fascinating look at the human psyche. Watching how Jim and Aurora react to their situation and wondering what would I do? Would I do anything different? It gives the film an emotional tension that's raw and real. It begins with Jim's loneliness and descent into madness. It increases when he wakes Aurora and they begin their love affair only to have everything come crashing down when the truth is revealed. It's intense but it's a slow burn that builds until you almost can't stand it. Then the drama of Jim and Aurora is eclipsed by the ship's possible explosion, and that slow burn becomes an inferno. It's utterly engrossing. Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence are incredible. Together they take us through a myriad of emotions, all of them real, all of them felt keenly by the audience, and it's what makes this story so enthralling. From their darkest moments to their unbridled joy and back again and everything in between their performances are mesmerizing. Passengers for all its futuristic settings and stunning effects is about what most good stories are about; people. Mark Haskins' column is a regular feature.
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Four scuba divers dressed for the cold water watched and waited as one brave soul after another plunged into the St. Lawrence River’s frigid waters as part of the Polar Bear Plunge in Brockville on New Year’s Day. From left are Laraine McEwen, who encouraged Bill McAllister, a first timer along with Emily McAllister swimming back to shore, to join her. This event raised $2,200 for the OSPCA Leeds & Grenville Animal Centre, which is located on Centennial Road in Brockville.
Leeds-Grenville - Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes MP Gord Brown is reminding employers that the deadline for applications for the Canada Summer Jobs Program is coming up soon. "The application period closes on Friday, Jan. 20 so that approvals can be announced earlier this year," he stated in a release issued on Thursday, Jan. 5. "This will allow employers to hire students in plenty of time for the summer season." The program provides funding for not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer employees to create summer job opportunities for students aged 15 to 30. Canada Summer Jobs applications are available at Service Canada centres and online at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj. Employers will be able to complete and submit their applications online, by mail, or in person. Faxed applications are not accepted. To support employers, the Canada Summer Jobs Applicant Guide for 2017 is also available online. This guide provides instructions on filling out an application, eligibility requirements, and assessment criteria. If employers have specific questions about applications, they can get information by calling 1-800-935-5555. As well, additional information on Canada Summer Jobs is available online at servicecanada.gc.ca/csj. "At $568,767, the budget for Canada Summer Jobs in Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes is expanded again this year from the base budget of $226,913," Brown noted when he announced the program was open in December. "Last year, 249 jobs representing 63,508 hours for a total of $632,095 were approved for the riding,” he added.
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Through the Blue Umbrella Program Brockville, people living with dementia are supported in their community to live safe, active, fulfilling lives. Individuals, organizations, agencies, services and businesses are trained in dementia awareness by the Alzheimer Society, and are given strategies for optimal service. They will learn how to support the person living with dementia to feel included, independent, valued and welcomed. People living with dementia can easily identify establishments that have been trained in dementia awareness by the Blue Umbrella decal displayed in their windows. To book a Blue Umbrella Brockville training session for your staff, please contact: Mary Campbell, Education and Support Coordinator Alzheimer Society Lanark Leeds Grenville 613-345-7392 ext. 103 or toll free 1-866-576-8556
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Bob McLaughlin It has been a while since my mother died peacefully at home in her sleep with two of her children on hand to witness her passing. She was not alone in her death, for which we were all truly thankful. 'China', as everyone knew my mother, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease 15 years earlier and we were witness to a slow deterioration of her memory and ability to be independent. My mother had a great memory for her family of friends and acquaintances and enjoyed long phone calls with her extended family more than she would let on, to my father's dismay when he saw the phone bill. These simple memories make it all the more disappointingly sad to see the effects of Alzheimer's on this woman I knew as my mother. The disease, whose name I could barely spell, was seemingly taking away her memory of places and faces. China and my dad Mackie, came to live with us when my father finally acquiesced to needing help with my mother's growing needs for increased daily care. The daily care-giving was taking its toll on my father and although he didn't acknowledge it, we could see early signs of dementia in his behaviour. So, they moved into our home and
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guard down and his growing dementia took hold. My father died two years after moving into our home. I like to believe that China knew there was one very important person now missing from her life and her surroundings, but we had no way of truly knowing. There was not the usual time of mourning for her husband as the disease had a firm grasp on her mind. For China, it was business as usual and some warm smiles when she greeted a whole host of family members who travelled far and wide to attend dad's funeral. With her medication under control with support from the new family doctor and local pharmacist, China's health stabilised. Our family life stabilised with my father's death. I know that I am biased, but I must say that my mother was a delight to care for. She had few outbursts of anger and didn't show any frustration at what life and Alzheimer's had dealt her in her later years. Perhaps this was the nature of the disease, by taking away memories of the past it also took away memories of anything fearful. There was little if any anger in her demeanor, except when she wanted "to go home", to a place of her younger years as a young wife with a husband and two children in London,
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had their own space, but more importantly they had full-time help to cope with their growing health issues; China's Alzheimer's and my Mackie's growing dementia. My wife, Katuma, stopped working and became a full-time care-giver to both mum and dad. This was not going to be as easy as we had imagined. Our care-giving roles started to take its toll on us and our family relationships. Care-givers needing care-givers: it became clear to us early on that without help, caregivers can quickly get into a situation where their health begins to decline. Caring for my parents fast became a 24/7 operation and we had to re-organise our life around their medication, feeding and keeping a general eye out for them, making sure China was not walking around looking for a way out of the house, wanting "to go home": For us, this was a return to a life when we had our two daughters around, but these were 'adult-child' parents. We were not expecting such a fast deterioration in my father's health. I can only think that once we took on more and more of the care-giving effort for my mother, that my father could relax more and sit back to enjoy his life. But, with this care-giving responsibility transferred to us, he let his
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Emergency responders were called to the Highway 401-Stewart Boulevard interchange on Friday afternoon. A tractor-trailer had failed to negotiate the westbound off-ramp, and the transport ended up on its side in the adjacent ramp, according to Leeds OPP. It appeared that the driver was not injured; a man was observed wrapped in a blanket and standing near the wreck after paramedics, police and fire units had arrived. The onramp was closed for several hours and reopened that night. The Brampton man faces a charge of careless driving. Tim Ruhnke/Metroland
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CCHL2: Aeros storm back from four-goal deficit but end up losing to the Royals The South Leeds and Grenville area teams in the CCHL Tier 2 league are holding their positions in the Richardson Division standings. The Aeros started the new year with a road win in Ottawa on Thursday night. Charles Grimard stopped 26 of the 27 shots he faced in net for Athens in the 3-1 victory; he was named first star of the game. Cameron Brown opened the scoring early in the second period. The Golden Knights tied it up at 8:41 of the middle frame before Zack Pilon scored the game winner for the Aeros 24 seconds later. Bryan Fancy added some insurance for the visitors at 10:25 of the third. Anthony Scattolon picked up two assists for Athens and was selected the second star. Brown scored twice, added an assist, made the deciding shot in the shootout and was named first star in the Aeros' 8-7 win at Char-Lan on Saturday night. Bennett Oxborough picked up the victory In net in relief for Athens, which outshot the Rebels 40-35. The Aeros travelled to Richmond on Sunday. After Athens opened the scoring, the Royals responded with five consecutive goals and led 5-1 early in the second period. The Aeros stormed back to tie the game, but Richmond took the lead for good in the third and managed to hang on for an 8-6 matinee home win. Scattolon had two goals and an assist for Athens, who outshot the Royals 37-32. Athens (18-10-3-4) remains in fourth place in the eight-team division. The Aeros will host the Rebels on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 7:30 p.m. The Prescott Flyers ended 2016 on the other side of a 5-0 shutout in Westport on Dec. 30.
The Rideaus outshot the visitors 40-33 in the home win. The spirited affair included 167 penalty minutes; there were six fighting majors and game misconducts between the two division rivals in the third period. Alex Zoutis picked up the victory in net for Westport. Prescott's first game of the new year was at home against Ottawa West on Saturday night. The Golden Knights outshot the Flyers 54-27 and won 10-4. Shawn Patterson scored twice for the home team and was named second star. Sixth-place Prescott (12-17-6-1) travels to Casselman to take on the Vikings this Thursday, Jan. 12 at 7:30 p.m. In a rare Saturday night road game, the Flyers will play Char-Lan on Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. Brockville opened the new year with a 10-3 loss to Richmond on Wednesday, Jan. 4. The Royals had racked up a 6-0 lead in the second period before the home team got onto the scoreboard. Three Richmond players had two goals each; Assistant Captain Danny Totten was named third star for his three-point effort in a losing cause for the Tikis. The Royals outshot Brockville 49-32. The Tikis picked up their first victory of 2017 in Alexandria on Friday night. Trevor Finch scored at 2:26 of overtime to give Brockville a 4-3 win; it was his second goal of the game. Kyle Herbison made 34 saves in net for the Tikis, who oushot the Glens 49-37. Seventh-place Brockville (13-22-1-0) hosts the Perth Blue Wings on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 7:45 p.m. The Westport Rideaus will visit the Brockville Memorial Centre to play the Tikis on Wednesday, Jan. 18; puck drops at 7:45.
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The 1000 Islands Mall in Brockville hosted its inaugural health and fitness expo on Saturday, Jan. 7. Featured author, nutritionist, health and wellness expert and founder of the Eat-Clean Diet, Tosca Reno (right), presented her food and exercising experiences with those in attendance at the 1000 Islands Mall. Following, a book signing took place in the Mall’s East Court with Denise Fretwell (left) being the first person in line to talk with Reno and obtain the latest hard-covered book. The expo was held in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville.
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MOULTON, Ronald – In loving memory of a dear brother and uncle who passed away January 17, 2012. Treasure him God in your garden of rest, For in the world he was one of the best; To a beautiful life came a sudden end, He died as his lived everyone’s friend. He was always thoughtful and kind, What a wonderful memory he left behind. Always loved and missed by sister Verna, nieces, nephews and families.
50th ANNIVERSARY Art and Wanda Merriman January 14, 2017 At The Lyndhurst Legion 12-5 p.m. Euchre 12-2 p.m. Buffet Hot Lunch 2-4 p.m. Live Country Music 3-5 p.m. All Are Welcome! Drop by for Hello or Stay All Afternoon (Best Wishes Only)
Passed away peacefully at the Brockville General Hospital, Garden Street Site, on Saturday, December 24, 2016. Elva Jean (nee Ogilvie) Hare, at the age of 83 years. Beloved wife of the late Elwood Hare and dear mother of Eldon (Patricia) Hare and grandmother of Scott Hare (Renee). Also survived by a number of nieces and nephews including Linda Steacy. Elva was predeceased by all her siblings Blanche Birtch, Harold, Lorne, John, Robert, George, Ralph Ogilvie and by her sisterin-law Joan Ogilvie. A celebration of Elva’s life was held at the Irvine Funeral Home Reception Centre, 4 James Street East, Brockville on Saturday, January 7, 2017 from 1-3 pm. Interment will be at Bishops Mills at a later date. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Brockville General Hospital Foundation Palliative Care will be gratefully acknowledged. Send condolences, place a donation, light a memory candle or share a special thought of Elva online at www.irvinememorial.com.
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May – 53 of Prescott, Ontario passed away on Monday December 19, 2016 at BGH Garden Street site Palliative Care due to a long battle with a rare hereditary progressive disease called Pseudoxanthoma Elasticum. Born on April 20, 1963 in Perth, Ontario to Willard Payea (deceased since early 1964) and Lillian (Terriah) Sicard (deceased since Sept. 2, 2006) Sherry was raised by her mother and a step-father, along with her five siblings. She attended Thousand Island Secondary School in Brockville, Ontario. She met Bill Porteous in January of 1993 and later married Bill, on October 27, 1995, however prior to this marriage Sherry had a daughter Tania Payea (Scott Hillocks) residing in Prescott, Ontario and a son John Cross (Amanda Rodwell) residing in Woodstock, Ontario – she was extremely happy and proud to see their progress and successes before she passed away. She also has six grandchildren she loved very much – Gabbrielle(13), Hope(12), Charisma(11), Denim(8), Tucker(7), and one in particular stole her heart having raised him from a baby, Jacobe Payea(15). Sherry’s life was in no way easy no matter how you looked at it, stemming from her childhood right up and including her health situation but she didn’t waist precious time feeling sorry for herself nor did she ask ‘why me?’ she simply took one day at a time and lived each day to the fullest – it might have merely been that she simply felt well enough to get out and go to the bingo today or to the casino or maybe it was strolling down Main Street in her wheelchair taking Jacobe to the beach. It might have been the passion she held for purses, clothing, shoes and jewelry – whatever it was she was surely a special sort of person. She repeatedly rejected being picked up by car to avoid the pouring rain on her way to meet her sister for coffee at Tim Hortons, preferring to experience the outdoors and choosing to wheelchair it just to be out there; out there with her big red umbrella held in one hand covering her wheelchair as she drove it up and over the large overpass irrespective of the rain. Sherry had been on and off life support four times in the last seven years and once she literally just came home and was wholeheartedly sitting on the beach enjoying the sun the next. She simply made a choice and refused to waste what she knew was limited precious time. Whatever it was that was her driving force it showcased a special sort of human being. As with all of us, Sherry was not a perfect person, yet definitely a product of her growing up environment, she however was one of the lucky ones, she understood the need to focus on her own behavior and not others. She learned to forgive freely the wrongs against her. Lucky enough to understand early that forgiveness didn’t condone what others did to her – it simply freed her from reliving the hurt over and over again. She was predeceased by her brother David Payea (on April 19 2010 at age 49) who had the same disease she was born with. She is survived by sisters, Marie Daubney (Dave) of Brockville, Norma Stephenson (Dale) of Mallorytown, Aline Keary (Paul) of Brockville and Kathie Serson of Brockville, along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and her friend Penny and special friend and sister-in-law Bev. At Sherry’s request there were no arranged services. We would like to extend a thank you to Dr. Beverage for his honesty and truly hearing Sherry’s wishes. As well a special thank you to both the BGH First Floor Nursing Staff for all they did for Sherry and our family and the BGH Palliative Care Garden Street site for their absolute professional and loving care with Sherry and our entire family during her last days. You all made a difficult time as easy as it could possibly be. Much appreciated, thank you!
January 11, 1949 – January 2, 2017 William Kenneth Gerald (Billy) passed away peacefully at his home in Regina Saskatchewan January 2, 2017. He was the eldest son of Freda (nee Bernicky) & Bill Gilligan. He is survived by his partner Arlene, his son Jeff Mitchell & his daughter Jennifer Gilligan. He is also survived by his sisters, Eleanor Heldens (late Tony), Paula Clark (George), Geri Roberts, Linda Clark (Jim), Freda Morris and brother Darrin Gilligan. He was predeceased by his parents and infant sister Donna Marie. He will be sadly missed by his many relatives and friends here in Ontario regions. A celebration of his life is being held in Regina. We will miss his guitar playing and his stories. RIP Billy. For those who wish to make a donation in Billy’s name, please send it to Heart to Heart Quilts Lanark County, 12 Glenview Cres. Perth, Ontario. K7H 2L2.
MOORE, G. Ronald – January 8, 2013 Those whom we love go out of sight But never out of mind They are cherished in the hearts Of those they left behind Loving and kind in all his ways A twinkle and a smile he had always Sincere and true in heart and mind Beautiful memories he left behind! Your loving wife and best friend, Dinie and family
GOBEIL, Sylvio (Smokey) - who left us January 15, 2007. You’re not forgotten, Nor ever shall you be, As long as life and memory last, We will remember thee. There is nothing that can take away The love a heart holds true, For each and every day, We will think of you. Dearly missed by wife June, Sons, Michael (Karry), Geoff (Daphne) and Grandchildren Layne, Blake, Brandon & Brooke
DeJONG, Andy – In loving memory of a dear husband and father who passed away January 14, 2015 after a short but courageous battle with ALS. We still miss you As the days and years pass We still miss you As the pain of grief softens We still miss you As new memories are made We still miss you As we smile and laugh We still miss you Today and everyday We still miss you. With love Barb and Kristine.
MOTT, Allan Joseph – November 1956 January 2010. It has been seven years since your life was taken so savagely! Words cannot express how I miss you. Always in my heart Love you, Mom
Aldrich - In loving memory of a dear husband, father and grandfather & greatgrandfather, Percy, who passed away January 11, 1986. This day is remembered and quietly kept. No words are needed, We never forget. For those we love Don’t go away They walk beside us every day. Love always wife Kathy and daughters Gerry, Jackie, Kitty, Kim and Families
ALGUIRE, Tina In loving memory of our precious daughter, sister and auntie who passed away January 12, 2008. It has been nine long and lonely years without our beautiful loved one. If we could have only one wish, We would pray for all those happy times with Tina again. We miss her terribly every day and always will. Forever and always in our hearts Dad, Mom, Lisa, Darin and nephew Sterling
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AUCTION SUN, JAN. 15, 2017 10 AM SHARP! TO BE HELD @ MARSHALL’S AUCTION HOUSE 2913 CTY RD 21 SPENCERVILLE This sale features a whole house full of as new modern furniture, accents, large Group of Seven prints, a shop full of as new tools, upright compressor, Craftsman 27”, Fiskars propane weed trimmer, 9 hp snow blower, Craftsman 22 hp lawn tractor both as new & much more! Auctioneer’s Note: It’s a pleasure to call this sale with such good merchandise, something for everyone, see you there! For a more detailed list w/ photos go to www.lmauctions.ca Auctioneer or Owner not responsible for lost, stolen, damaged articles, accidents day of sale. Canteen. Terms: Cash, Debit, Visa, Mastercard Photo I.D. As Is. No Buyers Premium All announcements day of sale takes precedence over all printed matter. To book your sale call
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Saturday, January 21 at 9:30 a.m. To be held at our facility 15093 Cty Rd 18, East of Osnabruck Centre From Hwy 401 take Ingleside Exit #770 Dickinson Dr., travel North approx. 1-1/2 km to Osnabruck Centre, turn East onto Cty. Rd 18 travel ½ km. Watch for signs! Marcel & Victor have sold their property and are relocating and downsizing, in the process liquidating their personal collection as well as a large quantity of antique and accent pieces that have been a part of their B&B. This is an excellent representation of quality items that have been selected from several prominent estates over the last three decades with the emphasis mainly on Eastern Ontario. For detailed listing and pictures visit www.theauctionfever.com Owner & Auctioneer Not Responsible For Loss Or Accident Note: We are now back indoors for the fall and winter months. Call for upcoming dates or to consign (quality items only –no junk). Believe it or not, we are already booking spring on-site farm, real estate, and general estate auctions. Be sure to call and book early to be assured your desired date. The most successful spring auction is planned, promoted and prepared for during the winter. Prop: Marcel & Victor of The Village Antiques & Tea Room, Williamsburg Terms: Cash or Good Cheque with Proper I.D. Auction Conducted By Peter Ross Auction Services Ltd. Ingleside, ON 613-537-8862 www.theauctionfever.com
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TEAM Carleton Place Cornwall Hawkesbury Kemptville Brockville Smiths Falls
ROBINSON DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL 41 31 10 0 0 40 24 12 1 3 41 25 15 0 1 42 23 16 1 2 40 21 18 0 1 40 17 18 4 1
PTS 62 52 51 49 43 39
TEAM Ottawa Kanata Cumberland Nepean Pembroke Gloucester
YZERMAN DIVISION GP W L OTL SOL 38 26 10 1 1 41 16 20 3 2 41 16 23 2 0 41 15 23 3 0 40 15 24 1 0 41 14 24 1 2
PTS 54 37 34 33 31 31
RESULTS Thursday, Dec. 22 Cornwall 4 Brockville 3 Carleton Place 4 Kanata 2 Friday, Dec. 23 Brockville 8 Nepean 4 Kanata 6 Smiths Falls 4 Gloucester 4 Ottawa 1 Cornwall 2 Pembroke 1 Team Latvia 3 Hawkesbury 2 (exhibition) Thursday, Jan. 5 Cornwall 6 Hawkesbury 1 Kanata 6 Pembroke 2 Friday, Jan. 6 Cornwall 3 Brockville 0 Kemptville 6 Hawkesbury 2 Carleton Place 4 Smiths Falls 1 Kanata 4 Nepean 3 Gloucester 2 Cumberland 1 (OT) Saturday, Jan. 7 Ottawa 2 Brockville 1 Sunday, Jan. 8 Kemptville 6 Smiths Falls 3 Hawkesbury 6 Nepean 2 Carleton Place 6 Pembroke 3 Cumberland 3 Gloucester 2 Tuesday, Jan. 10 Ottawa at Cumberland, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 Nepean at Ottawa, 7:15 p.m. UPCOMING GAMES Thursday, Jan. 12 Nepean at Cornwall, 7:30 p.m. Brockville at Kanata, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13 Kemptville at Brockville, 7:30 p.m. Kanata at Hawkesbury, 7:30 p.m. Cumberland at Smiths Falls, 7:30 p.m. Pembroke at Gloucester, 7:30 p.m. Ottawa at Carleton Place, 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 Smiths Falls at Hawkesbury, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 15 Carleton Place at Nepean, 2:30 p.m. Kemptville at Cumberland, 3 p.m. Kanata at Cornwall, 3 p.m. Brockville at Gloucester, 3 p.m. Ottawa at Pembroke, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17 Gloucester at Kemptville, 7:30 p.m. Brockville at Smiths Falls, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 Brockville at Nepean, 7:30 p.m. SOURCE: www.centraljuniorhockeyleague.com
Regional Round-Up Athens Garden Club Meeting: Tuesday, January 17, 7 p.m. at new location, Fellowship Hall, Free Methodist Church, 58 Elgin Street N., Guest speaker, Don Ross, Frontenac Arch Biosphere Reserve: “Nature’s Garden: Native Plants from the Ground Up.” Athens Public Library. Toddler Time, every Thursday, January 19, 10:00 a.m. All children 0-3 and caregivers; LEGO Club, first two Fridays of month, 6:30-7:30 pm. All kids 5-10 with a parent/caregiver. Details 613-924-2048. CPHC hosts a Men’s Breakfast, Friday, January 20, Free Methodist Church. Please call 613-924-1629. On Our Own, adult singles group, gathers, Athens United Church hall, 17 Church St, Sunday, January 15, 2pm, cards and board games. Come and bring a single friend for a fun afternoon. Info 613-924-9263.
BROCKVILLE Alzheimer Society- Breakaway, Women’s Caregiver Support Group. 4th Thursday each month, 10:30-noon Wedgewood Retirement Resort, 15 Market St. E. Alzheimer Society- Caregiver Support Group for Men. 3rd Tuesday each month, 10-11am, Good Shepherd Church, 374 Stewart Blvd. Assemblée annuelle de l’Association
Champlain aura lieu le dimanche 22 janvier à l’Académie catholique Ange-Gabriel à 12h30. Bienvenue à tous! Pour tous les détails:www.associationchamplainbrockville.com BGH Former Employees Lunch, Jan. 17, 12:00 pm. Luna Pizzeria. Contact: Bonnie 613-342-0867. Brockville & District Horticultural Society welcomes Master Gardener, Mary Ann Van Berlo, who will speak on garden design basics and share ideas. Monday, January 23, 7:00-9:00 p.m., Wesleyan Church, 33 Central Ave. W. All welcome. Caring for a chronically ill person at home? Education, respite, laughter. “Caregiver Cafe”, St. Paul’s Church Hall, 3rd Tues. 1-3 pm. January 17. Register: jgarvin@ ucht.com Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Monday, 1-3pm, at the Wesleyan Church (33 Central Ave. E.) Info: 613-257-2779 ext 3106 (or ext 3100). Karaoke, Jan 6 & 20, Lower Lounge, Brockville Legion, 7:30-11:30pm. Karaoke Krazy supplies music & words you supply the voice. Public welcome (19+). Live Entertainment, Jan. 21. 1-5pm, Brockville Legion. Public Welcome (19+) Messy Church, children and families, 3rd Sat/month, January 21, 11:00 - 12:30, St. Paul’s Church, 12 Pine St., craft, worship, lunch. Register: 613-342-5865 Multifaith Devotional Meeting, every last Saturday of month, 2-4, Brockville Public Library. Sponsor Bahai’ Community of
Any community organization based in our circulation area wishing to list an event of community interest is invited to submit a description of 25 words or less in writing. Admissions or event costs, will not be included. Deadline is Thursday at 4:30 p.m. prior to publication date. This service is provided free of charge. Events will be listed no more than two weeks in advance. Write, St. Lawrence News, 7712 Kent Blvd., Brockville, Ont. K6V 7H6, or fax at 613-498-0307 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Items will be edited as necessary. Please include name, address and phone number. Entertainment by A.J. Benoit Taoist Tai Chi Open houses, Tuesday January 24, 6:30-8:30 pm. Recreation Centre, 600 King Street, upstairs hall. Beginner classes start the following week. Info, 613Cardinal Legion, Sun. Jan 15, 2 - 5pm, 544-4733 or www.taoist.org This Old Heart and the Country Comrades. Supper to follow. LYN Family Breakfast, St. John’s United Church, Saturday January 21, 8:00 CPHC (Community Primary Health to 10:30a.m., eggs, bacon, sausage, quiche, pancakes, coffee, tea, juice, Care) Diner’s Clubs, for adults 55 and over, prepared and served by the men of the and/or adults with disabilities. Last Wednesday of each month, Lyn Christ United church. Church Hall. Info: 613-924-1629. Euchre, Tuesday, Jan 24, 7:30pm, Odd DELTA Fellows Hall, 23 Main Street. Sponsored by the Lyn Odd Fellows. Everyone welcome Village Pump Cafe, Christ United Community & Primary Health Care (formally VON) Diners Clubs, for seniors/ Church, Lyn. Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am. Enadults with disabilities. Monthly in Delta. joy coffee, tea, goodies and conversation Details, (613)272-8014, 1-800-465-7646 ext. 335. MALLORYTOWN Brockville. Info: (613)345-1118.
Bingo. Thursday nights. First 50 bonanza nos. 6:30 p.m Regular games 7 p.m. Legion Business Men’s Fellowship Chinese Br 484. Weekly Bingo. Every Thursday Night. Buffet, January 13, 6:30pm. The House of Dragon, 790 King St. E. Guest speakers Mallorytown Legion. Doors open 6 p.m. David & Kourtney Guasca. All welcome. RSVP. Les 613-815-7054 Gananoque Legion, Friday January 20 Robbie Burns Scottish dinner and dance. Crafts at Walker House. Every Tuesday Meet and greet 5:30 pm with meal at 6 pm.
afternoon 1 p.m. Good Food for a Healthy Baby, every Monday, 10-12pm, O’Reilly’s Your Independent Grocer, 150 Prescott Centre Drive. Info: 613-257-2779 ext 3106 or 3100. Messy Church for young families resumes Friday, January 13, 5-7pm, St John’s Anglican Church, 490 Centre St, Prescott. “New Start - Back to Noah” is the theme including snack, craft, hot supper and Bible lesson for all ages. Lots of fun, but children must bring an adult.
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This event at the mall has some real pull
One of the competitions at the Be Healthy Health and Fitness Expo held at the 1000 Islands Mall on Saturday, Jan. 7 was pull of war, won by RJ (left) over Cor Paul, (right), along with a telephone book tear, pull a tire, pull a car and more. This Sons of Samson tournament was brought to the mall by Clydesdale Power of Kingston. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Leeds and Grenville partnered with the mall in Brockville to host the inaugural expo.
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"Hi Brian, In March 2016 I bought a used 2012 Toyota Camry. In just over 50 years of owning vehicles, this is the first time that I have ever owned a Toyota and so far I am extremely pleased with my purchase. The tires on the vehicle are size P215/55R17. When I bought the vehicle I was also able to buy almost new winter tires on rims. The winter tires are Michelin X-Ice size P215/45R17. This week I went to a Toyota dealership to have a maintenance service completed and was going to have the winter tires installed as well. On arrival, I notified the advisor that my winter tires were P215/45R17 and asked if they could be used. She told me that my winter tires could not be used as they were not within the specs allowed. She mentioned that a 16" tire and rim package could be installed to save dismounting and remounting fees for seasonal changeovers. After coming home I read up in the Toyota owner's manual and I learned that the #55 in P215/55R17 refers to 'tire height to section width'. The question that I have is since the winter tires I presently have are #45 with regard to tire height and they cannot be used because they do not meet the "specs", how is it possible to go from a 17 inch tire to a 16 inch tire and still be within the specs. My next question is if my P215/45R17 winter tires are not suitable am I better to pay extra money to buy 17 inch tires vs. 16 inch tires and rims. Thanks" Ross It's all a matter of circumference. That 55 figure refers to the sidewall height being 55 per cent of the tread width. Using a tire size calculator (available online), your winter Michelin 17s are 6.5 per cent smaller in circumference than the originals and the dealer-suggested 16s are actually 0.8 per cent bigger. The car and tire industries agree that you shouldn't go beyond 3.0 per cent bigger or smaller in terms of circumference when substituting tire sizes. The vehicle's various computers are programmed to recognize a wide amount of vehicle speed data based on
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the tire sizes that were chosen by the original designers and engineers. If you choose the wrong size it can affect anti-lock brakes, transmission shifting and a whole lot more. A number of years ago at a shop I worked, we put the wrong sized tires on a Jeep Patriot and it stalled going out of the shop and wouldn't restart because the engine, transmission, and body computers couldn't figure out what was going on! Generally speaking if you opt for 16" tires they are cheaper than 17s (not including the rims), but you could go with the correct 17" size and use your existing rims. "Hello Brian, A friend's daughter bought a 2014 Ford Escape a few weeks ago equipped with a 2.0 L turbo-charged engine. She may have been swayed by the salesman on how good the fuel mileage would be. Apparently there is quite a bit of chatter on-line about the poor performance of the 2.0T. She has had it "assessed" (for fuel usage) by the dealer who sold it and the result was that it was operating "within specs". She wants them to take it back or she'll try to sell it right away. Here are some of the things I told her to help with fuel economy. - Tire pressure, (unless you have nitrogen in your tires, which won't change as much with temperatures). For every 5°C drop in outside temps your tire pressure will drop 1 psi. So, if they set your tires to spec in the shop at 20C, at -5C your tires would be 5 psi low which would certainly affect your fuel mileage. If you can set your vehicle to FWD only, it would avoid engaging the rest of the driveline (and using more fuel). I'm not sure what your selection options are. - Winter tires are generally less fuel efficient than summer/all-season tires. - A block heater plugged in for an hour or so will avoid hard cold starts and poor fuel
mileage for the first few minutes. - Warm up idling gives you 0 mpg. - Not sure if you have a Direct Injection (DI) engine? The manufacturers have gone to DI to get better fuel mileage but they now run the engine so "lean" that there are consequences. One power/fuel sapping result is that carbon deposits form on the intake valves inhibiting proper air intake. Twice a year you should use an injector cleaner that has polyetheramine. Lorne Our advisor is pretty much bang on with this advice with a few tweaks needed. Fuel economy in winter takes a major drop compared to warmer weather (as much as 20 per cent on some vehicles), so our Escape owner really shouldn't be making any decisions until she sees what the mileage is during warmer weather. If the Escape is AWD, there may be no driver control to switch it on or off (and besides the vehicle is still carrying the weight of all that secondary drive-line equipment). Yes this engine is direct injection and no cleaner added through the injectors (as in, dumped in the gas tank) will make any difference whatsoever as the spray of these chemicals will never hit the back of the intake valves where the deposits occur. (Ford hasn't had much of a problem with this anyway). The biggest problem is the turbo-charger. Few turbo owners ever learn the discipline required to keep this fuel-guzzling intakebooster at bay. In order to get anywhere close to the posted ratings, one has to be VERY light on the pedal, ALL THE TIME! In normal driving this can be a real distraction. The EPA ratings on that year were 25/33 city/highway mpg (imperial gallons) which was better than their closest competitors (Honda CRV and Toyota RAV4). Most reviewers of the day seldom got those figures during their evaluation roadtests. If this Ford owner is looking for better mileage, she won't likely find it in a compact SUV of this era. Yours in service Brian Turner
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Pet of the week: the adventurous Loki Networking on menu at Brockville Women in Business lunch event Hi there. My name is Loki, I am a two-yearold domestic shorthair male grey/white Tabby. In our "meet your match" program I am a green leader of the band, I'm a cat who does everything in a big way. I not only like to be in the middle of things - I like to lead the parade. I'm an adventurous cat, but I'll still make plenty of time to show you my affectionate side. I'm the demonstrative type, you might say. Want a cat who's brimming with confidence? That's me. My adoption fee includes the cost of my surgery, microchip identification, de-worming and flea/tick protection, my first set of vaccinations, and six weeks of complimentary pet insurance. Come by the Ontario SPCA - Leeds & Grenville Branch, located at 800 Centennial Road, Brockville, to see about adopting me. Our Adoption Centre is open seven days a week (Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m.-4 p.m., Mon-
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The Brockville Women in Business (BWB) group will open 2017 by offering a reminder about the value of socializing. Guest speaker Theresa Taylor will talk about the art of networking at the BWB luncheon at the Brockville Country Club on Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Taylor will cover the importance of the many ways in which individuals network on a daily basis as well as speak to the value of making connections and of networking strategies that work well and techniques that might not. day-Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.). Phone us at 613BWB is a volunteer organization that serves 345-5520 or email us at leedsgrenville@ospca. business women in the Brockville area and proon.ca . We're also on Facebook (Ontario SPCA Leeds & Grenville Animal Centre) to keep up A new and intensive two-day course is being with our ongoing activities. presented by the Employment and Education Centre (EEC) in Brockville. The Highway to Employment program covers areas such as searching for a job (start to finish), developing a draft resume and starting a supportive job search. A completion certificate WE HAVE 3 STORES SERVING
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The Upper Canada District School Board is continuing with the Building for the Future Pupil Accommodation Review process by hosting a second round of Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) public meetings. The purpose of these meetings, which follow the first round of public meetings held in November 2016, is to receive further information from the public in response to the draft recommendations for school closures and consolidations presented in an Initial Staff Report that was received by the Board of Trustees on September 28, 2016. A copy of that report, additional information, and a link to an online survey in response to the draft recommendations presented in the report are available through the Pupil Accommodation Review link on the UCDSB main page at www.ucdsb.on.ca.
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When planning a wedding - whether small or large, backyard, in a church or on a exotic island - it take hours to co-ordinate. Double Concept Productions owner and President Nathalie Lavergne is well aware of the process and is making it much easier with the first annual Brockville Wedding Show. This two-day event, not like any other, will assist brides in how to plan and make informed decisions, from deciding on invitations, the menu, the cake and music, letting she create the wedding of her dreams. So, mark your calendar for Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12 to visit the Brockville Arts Centre to be pampered, engaged and inspired by the creative wedding features. "It is going to be awesome," expressed Lavergne. "Saturday is the Bachelorette Party for 19+ (years of age), from 4 to 10 p.m.; it's a girls night out party. There is a $20 admission fee with the ladies receiving a glass of bubbly, finger foods, a disc jockey, raffles and some elements of surprise. Even if you are married, bring a friend and have fun." There will be various types of wedding vendors set up to give advice, suggestions and ideas to support the bride's wedding plans. With a capacity for 700, the Brockville Arts Centre offers an elegant interior as the venue, including the lobby, theatre, stage, the green rooms for makeup application, as well as the boardroom for workshops. "Vendor booths will create a natural flow through the space ensuring all vendors will be viewed," said Lavergne. "We will have people to do hair, nails and make-up, so people can see what they would look like before wedding day.
There will also be a Brockville Arts Centre behind-the-scenes opportunity. Additionally, Saima Cake Parlour will be showcasing her wedding cakes. For Sunday, Feb. 12, from 12:30 to 4 p.m., the anticipation of more wedding preparation options continues, with an admission of $5, no bubbles. "The grooms are welcome to join on Sunday, as we will be presenting guest speakers, great entertainment and a fashion show, this being a more traditional wedding show," indicated Lavergne. "We will have performers, vocalist Sue Baker, guitar player Tony Komery and composer, pianist and singer Sandra Taylor." For the 20-to-25-minute seminars, speakers will explain what an officiant or celebrant' role is, should there be a marriage contract, how to talk about finances before marriage and about buying a home. As a professional promoter and producer, Lavergne, is quite adept at co-ordinating, having organized weddings in Montreal, Toronto, Las Vegas and Vancouver, as well as last year's successful Red Hot and Blue Rockabilly Weekend in Brockville. Lavergne welcomes those interested in showcasing wedding products or services to contact her at email@example.com or visit the Productions Double Concept page on Facebook. For the first annual Brockville Wedding Show, booth pricing is 20'x8' $500, 10'x8' $275, Pub table $100, electrical hook-up $50 and to advertise in the Brockville Wedding Show program (which includes a floor plan), it is $125. Space is filling up fast, so those that want to be a part of this exciting, unique experience, sign up now.
The first annual Brockville Wedding Show is being co-ordinated by president and owner of Double Concept Productions, Nathalie Lavergne. The event will take place at the Brockville Arts Centre on Saturday, Feb. 11 and Sunday, Feb. 12. Her experience co-ordinating out-of-town weddings led her to consider a show in Brockville.
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From left are Brockville Braves Sean Allen, Jonathan Hill and Yaniv Perets watching the play during the Jan. 6 home game.
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Goals were in short supply for the Brockville Braves as they opened 2017. The Jr. A hockey team started the new year with a 3-0 loss at home to Cornwall on Friday night (Jan. 6). Brockville outshot Cornwall, but Liam Lascelle stopped all 40 shots he faced in net for the Colts and was named first star of the game. There was no scoring until late in the second period, when Brennan Markell put the visitors on the board. His second goal of the night came at 7:19 of the third, and Cornwall scored 14 seconds later to add some insurance. Markell was selected second star, and Brockville's Devin Moore was named third star. Henry Johnson made 30 saves for the home team in the loss. Brockville travelled to Ottawa on Saturday for a 7:30 start against the Jr. Senators, who have a commanding lead in the CCHL's Yzerman Division. Reid Murphy gave the Braves a 1-0 lead at 14:48 of the first period. That score held up until midway through the third period, when Ottawa tied the game and won it on a goal by Hubert Delisle with just over four minutes left in regulation. The Jr. Senators outshot Brockville 27-19 in their 2-1 victory. Johnson was in net for the Braves. Brockville Captain Andrew Jarvis was named second star. Brockville (21-18-0-1) enters the week in fifth place in the six-team Robinson Division. A busy stretch for the Braves begins on Thursday, Jan. 12 when they travel to Kanata to take on the Laser at 7:30 p.m. Brockville will then be at home against Kemptville on Friday night at 7:30. The Braves will take on the Gloucester Rangers on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 3:30 p.m. Brockville will then head up County Road 29 to play the Bears in Smiths Falls on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at 7:30. Nepean will host the Braves on Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 7:30. Brockville enters the week with the second-fewest goals and the third-best goals against in the 12-team junior league.
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Jennifer Bradford is among the volunteers acknowledged by Front of Yonge Township at its 2017 New Year’s Day Levee held at the Mallory Coach House on Jan. 1. Bradford received the Firefighter of the Year award from the municipal department in 2016.
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From left, Front of Yonge Councillor Gail Williams, Mayor Roger Haley and councillors Carson Massey and Jeff Poole join the public at the Mallory Coach House for the New Year’s Day Levee on Sunday, Jan. 1. About 50 people attended the gathering, at which the mayor and council thanked the many volunteers in the township as well as municipal staff for their service. “”We’re so very grateful,” Haley told the audience.
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